Presentation on theme: "QUICK SMART ENGLISH Thanks for inviting me – Petros, Eduard (who I seem to have met already) I’d like to introduce our EFL course, Quick Smart English."— Presentation transcript:
1 QUICK SMART ENGLISHThanks for inviting me – Petros, Eduard (who I seem to have met already)I’d like to introduce our EFL course, Quick Smart English and its origins, perhaps by introducing myselfI’ve been in language publishing – mainly EFL - for over 30 yearsMy books are published in about 50 countriesA few years ago I sold my original company, Chancerel to Ernst Klett Verlag, one of the two main educational publishers in GermanyIt has been my good fortune to continue working with EFL authors and publishers in many places since then.The complete skills series, full of new ideas and issues for real discussion and debate in class
2 QSE - The 4-skills course with exam preparation QSE - a rich resource of 4-skills practice, especially speaking …ANDQSE - complete hour courseQSE – listed on international exam websites – Trinity College London, Cambridge ESOL, Cambridge IGCSE & IELTSQSE – 3 levels: A2-B1, B1-B2, B2-C1New QSE A2 coming with Digital PostersIt is the skills material that seems to be attracting most attentionAlso the CLIL element that MT will speak about
5 QSE - skills for Cambridge ESOL QSE is compatible with ESOL curricula and examinations, including Cambridge ESOL KET, PET, FCE, CAE exams (revised 2008+)QSE exam practice materials are available as Photocopiable resources in Teacher’s Guides (including IGCSE and IELTS)
6 Ken Wilson Mary Tomalin Rebecca Robb Benne Dr Joanne Collie Maurice Forget Anna Whitcher QSE - authorsKen Wilson and Mary Tomalin: – Ken was founder of English Teaching Theatre, writer of songs, plays sketches for TV. EFL writer and presenter of many courses for Oxford UP, Macmillan. Mary writes courses and readers for China, the Middle East and Europe published by Penguin, Macmillan.Rebecca Robb-Benne: MA, Applied Linguistics, Edinburgh; teacher of French, German and English in Germany; writes for Brookemead ELT, Macmillan, Oxford UP and Cornelsen, Berlin; lives in Denmark.Joanne Collie: Taught English, French, and Literature at Canadian and Turkish universities; currently University of Warwick, UK; writes for Brookemead ELT, Nijgh Versluys, Netherlands, Klett & Balmer, Cambridge UP and Loescher, Italy.Maurice Forget: Canadian teacher working in Finland; taught in Arctic schools; runs his own language school; teaches in companies such as Nokia; publishes with Brookemead ELT and WSOY, Helsinki, and his own ELT podcasts.Anna Whitcher: studied at the University of California and San Francisco State University. She has taught English and Spanish in US and European schools; she writes for Brookemead ELT, Cambridge UP (USA), Pearson Longman, and the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington DC.Ken and Mary – introduce themselvesThree other authors in the Series.They represent a wide range of experience – beyond that of many UK-based EFL writers
8 QSE - so what ‘s special? Speaking Language Banks Approach to Reading and vocabularyCLILBig questions for young global citizens10-step UnitsNew IWB materials and VIDEOS for A2 Level
9 QSE Intermediate - 10 step Units Student’s Book Page 1 – Steps 1 & 2What’s new? - lists the Subjects or Topics, Functions and new Language introduced in each Unit.1. The BIG Question - grabs student’s attention and sets the agenda for the Unit.FACT box – amazing facts supporting the BIG Question, provoking initial discussion.2. PREVIEW… Words – pre-teaching new vocabulary; lexical development is a key feature of the materials.PREVIEW… Language – inductive grammar presentation, cross-referenced to explanation and practice in the Workbook.PREVIEW … Ideas – personalised and intercultural Speaking activities prepare for Reading.
10 QSE - 10 step Units Step 1 – What’s new? The BIG question
11 QSE - 10 step Units Step 1 – The BIG question www.brookemead-elt.co.uk
12 QSE - 10 step Units Step 1 – The BIG question & the Fact Box
13 QSE - 10 step Units Step 2 - PREVIEW - Words www.brookemead-elt.co.uk
14 QSE - 10 step Units Step 2 - PREVIEW – Language (inductive grammar)
16 QSE - 10 step Units Student’s Book Page 2 – Steps 3 & 4 3. Reading – authentic articles from world-wide sources tackling controversial topics that students can identify with. With pre-reading and comprehension tasks.All Reading texts are recorded on Audio CD so auditory learners can read-and-follow to support their best personal learning style.4. Talk about it – Speaking activities using Language Banks on fold-out cover flaps.
17 QSE - 10 step Units Student’s Book Page 2 – Step 3 Reading
18 QSE - 10 step Units Student’s Book Page 2 – Step 3 Reading
19 QSE - 10 step Units Step 3 Reading & using Language Banks
20 QSE - 10 step Units Student’s Book Page 3 – Step 5 Different accents – British, American, Scottish, Australian, non-native
21 QSE - 10 step Units Student’s Book Page 3 – Step 6 Controversy
22 QSE - 10 step Units Student’s Book Page 3 – Step 7 Portfolio Writing Writing Frames
23 QSE - 10 step Units Student’s Book Page 4 – Step 8 CLIL
24 CLIL: it’s not new (Content and Language Integrated Learning) All teachers are teachers of languageSource: Bullock, 1975Linguistic content is inseparable from linguistic expression.Source: Mohan, 1986We use language to learn as well as to communicate.Source: McGuiness, 1999In the CLIL curriculum, it is the subject matter which determines the language to be learned.Source: CLIL in Austria, 2005
25 CLIL: The 4 Cs What is CLIL? The 4Cs Teaching Framework Content (subject matter, projects, themes)Communication (language and language awareness)Cognition (thinking about what is being said and reacting to it)Culture (citizenship, personal development, awareness of global issues – economic, historical, political)Source: Dr Do Coyle, University of Nottingham 1999
26 CLIL works in 3 ways:Language of learning – analysis of content, grammar, vocabulary, structures, syllabusLanguage for learning – cognitive skills – listening, speakingLanguage through learning – developing thinking skills, general knowledge, broader vocabulary, imagination, creativity, new directions (ICT, widening horizons, intellectual risk-taking), self-confidence, fluency and literacySource: Dr Do Coyle, University of Nottingham 1999
27 Various types of CLILLanguage-led – using content (topics) to illustrate various language pointsLanguage teachers: using materials dictated by language syllabusCross-curricular language – using content from various curriculum areasLanguage teachers: using materials in parallel with other disciplinesBi-lingual educationSubject teachers: (sometimes with language teachers) using full subject curriculum in the target language.Source: Dellar and Price, OUP 2007
28 Key features of CLILLanguage learning and content learning supporting each other – subject integration, making more than the sum of its partsAuthenticity – using current media to bring global issues into the classroomActive learning – students exchange views among themselvesStudent centered – teachers are facilitators while students learn by doingBuilding on student’s own knowledge, skills, attitudes, interests and experience.Challenging students to be creative, intellectually adventurous, to develop as articulate citizens as well as linguists.Source: Mehisto, Marsh, Frigols, Macmillan 2008
29 CLIL – what age & levels?Accessibility – topics should be adapted according to age and sophistication level of studentsAuthenticity - language tasks should be relevant to the age / ability level of students (QSE - 3 levels)Vocabulary – CLIL gives reasons for students to widen and deepen their own vocabularyAs globalization affects everyone, CLIL helps to develop:Political awareness, citizenshipEconomic awarenessHistorical awarenessCultural (and inter-cultural) awareness
30 CLIL: The ultimate communicative methodology “CLIL is an approach to bilingual education in which both curriculum and content – such as science or geography – and English are taught together… Hence it is a means of teaching curriculum subjects through the medium of the language still being learned”“CLIL can also be regarded … as a means of teaching English through the study of a specialist content”“CLIL is regarded … as the ultimate communicative methodology”Source: Graddol, English Next, British Council, 2006
31 Coyle’s claims from CLIL research: Raises linguistic competence and confidenceRaises teacher and learner expectationsInvolves risk-taking and problem-solvingMotivates and encourages independenceImproves L1 literacyEncourages linguistic spontaneityDevelops study skills, concentrationPositive attitudes, gender issues motivationDevelops thinking skillsPuts culture back on the agendaIncreases vocabulary learning skills
32 CLIL: today’s topics in QSE Cross-curricular topics of the modern syllabus: Business Studies, Health and Fitness, Psychology, Law, ICT.Traditional curriculum subjects: Mathematics, Sciences, Geography, History.Often the students will know as much (or even more) about the topic as the language teacher – good!They talk to the class about the topic in English. They are the experts in the topic (and the language).They discover and use the vocabulary they already have (science, technology, social life, computers - cognates)Students are learning by doing:“Tell me and I’ll remember for an hour;Show me and I’ll remember for a day;But let me do it and I’ll remember it forever.Source: Chinese proverb
33 QSE - 10 step Units Student’s Book Page 4 – Step 9 Interactive Task
34 QSE - 10 step Units Student’s Book Page 4 – Step 10 Your answer
35 QSE Pre-Intermediate 10-Step Units – Steps 1 & 2 What’s new? - lists the subjects, Functions and new Language introduced. See Language Banks on Cover Flaps.1. The BIG Question - grabs student’s attention and sets the agenda for the Unit.FACT box – facts supporting the BIG Question, provoking initial discussion.2. FOCUS ON … Words – pre-teaching new vocabulary; lexical development is a key feature of the materials.FOCUS ON … Ideas – personalised Speaking activities –class discussion in preparation for Reading.
36 QSE Pre-Intermediate 10-Step Units – Steps 3 & 4 Pre-reading – preparation tasks3. Reading – many different genres of fact and fiction from world-wide sources tackling topics that students can identify with and respond to different narratives.All Reading texts are recorded on Audio CD so auditory learners can read-and-follow in support their best personal learning style.Comprehension questions – exercises to check understanding, when reading for gist and / or for detail.4. Language – inductive grammar presentation, cross-referenced to explanation and practice in Workbook.
37 QSE Pre-Intermediate 10-Step Units – Steps 5, 6 & 7 Pre-listening – preparation through prediction and personal reaction.5. Listen in – dramatic and realistic audio recordings. All Listening passages are recorded on Audio CD (with track numbers shown). Audio scripts are in the Workbook.Comprehension questions – exercises to check understanding.6. Your Turn to Speak – Speaking activities using Language Banks on cover flaps. Pair work and role-plays.7. Your Topic – plan, make note and then present ides, solo or in groups and answer questions.
38 QSE Pre-Intermediate 10-Step Units – Steps 8, 9 & 10 8. CLIL topic – using students’ knowledge of parallel curriculum studies to develop language ability.Illustrations: Diagrams and photos are talking points and aid understanding. Comprehension questions – exercises to check understanding, of the cross-curricular topic in English.9. Portfolio writing – one of several exam-style writing tasks.10. Your answer – Speaking activities designed to summarise everything that has been learned, by returning to The BIG Question that opened the Unit. Followed by Last Word .
39 QSE Pre-IntermediateGrammar and Usage – Workbook pages for each Unit with explanation and practice, vocabulary and pronunciation (with audio) plus Progress Checks
40 QSE Pre-IntermediateExam practice and Tests – photocopiable pages for each Unit in Teacher’s Guide
41 QSE Pre-Intermediate Where’s the grammar? Student’s Book Workbook Ex 4. Language – inductive grammar presentation, cross-referenced to…Workbook… explanation and practice, plus Use of English, Pronunciation, Vocabulary and Writing.
42 QSE Intermediate Where’s the grammar? Student’s Book: PREVIEW … Language – inductive grammar presentation, cross-referenced to…Workbook & TG photocopiables… explanation and practice, Supplementary Grammar, Use of English, Vocabulary and Writing.
43 QSE - Additional materials Language Banks – quick prompts to aid Speaking, easy-to-use in class on fold-out cover flaps; with exercises in Workbook.Teamwork Scenarios and Role Cards – at all levels there is a wide variety of Speaking tasks, from drama suggestions to class debates.Extended Reading – longer texts with activities to stretch Reading skills at all levels.Progress Tests – check exercises in exam-style format.
44 QSE - Teacher’s Guides for teaching “off-the-page” Materials Maps – guide to where to find everything for every Unit in the course.Minimum preparation – Teacher’s Guides are complete, quick and easy to use.Teacher’s Notes – extensive suggestions how to use with Extra activities, Background information, Picture notes, Internet sources and Answer keys to all exercises.Visual Guide – showing how every page works.Detailed Introduction – to every aspect of the QSE methodology and point-by-point best-practice teaching suggestions.
45 QSE - Workbooks– self-study or in-class Use of English – the right-hand page opens with exercises in the formats of various ESOL exams.Pronunciation – exercises with audio on CD at Pre-Intermediate level.Language – Explanation of the grammar points introduced inductively in the Student’s Book with exercises.Separate Workbooks but in packIn some countries printed both togetherIdioms, Connections, Word building, Vocabulary – wide variety of exercises for homework.Writing – more activities to practice new lexis and language under exam-style conditions.QSE Advanced Workbook is integrated with the Student’s book
46 QSE - Photocopiable materials Quick Smart Tests – for every Unit of QSE Pre-Intermediate and QSE Intermediate levels, with Answer keys.Supplementary grammar – at QSE Intermediate level, building up the FCE syllabus.
47 QSE - Exam practice Exam practice – QSE PRE-INTERMEDIATE PET Reading and Speaking practice testsQSE INTERMEDIATEFCE Use of English, Speaking and Writing testsQSE ADVANCEDCAE, IELTS and IGCSE tests with audio listening exams
48 QSE - Free downloads from website FREE downloads:New Units including audio mp3 files.PET, FCE, CAE & IELTS exam materials.Reviews, articles, links, information for teachers.Answer Keys and Teacher’s GuidesLesson Plans for every Unit, making preparation easy
49 British English and American English QSE - Audio and VideoQSE ADVANCED DVD-ROMsDVD with every bookSix videos, 14 audios, plus 6 listening examsTeacher’s DVD: Printable files for complete Teacher’s notes, 10 CAE, 10 IELTS and 20 IGCSE exam tests + recording scriptsQSE PRE-INTERMEDIATE115+ minutes of Listening & pronunciation on 2 CDs – with every book.QSE INTERMEDIATE140+ minutes of Listening on 2 CDs – with every book.British English and American EnglishQSE recordings feature both, plus examples of several other world-wide varieties of English
50 QSE - Reviews from EFL journals “… a fresh angle on the usual topics... Both students and teachers will like this, as my students did... The Teacher's Book is a definitely a treasure …” IH (International House) Journal"…tackling contemporary issues that young adult students really want to talk about… ...support for speaking is one of the major strengths of this book." English Teaching Professional“…succeeds in its aim to be different; the CLIL syllabus in particular is worth a look.” EL GazetteFour skill areas are augmented with loads of additional discussion materials… Take a look at this resource: highly adaptable, very useable. "IATEFL Voices
51 QSE - Reviews from students and teachers "…In general I like this course… I also enjoyed the Unit about art… We even played a moot court and I litigated the dispute from the part of the Greek side and presented arguments why the marbles should be returned to Greece...”Anastasia, student“The topics are quite common, but the authors approach them from a different, unexpected angle… Teamwork tasks are creative and differ from the usual format”Elena, teacher” … discussions and debates are very easy to follow from a teacher’s standpoint, and are quite logically connected. This smoothness is also comforting to the students, as they will follow the layout without hesitancy.... It seems hard to imagine a class that is not engaged and stimulated with this book!”Colleen, teacher
52 QSE - Components QSE PRE-INTERMEDIATE (CEFR A2-B1) Student Book + CD1&CD2: ISBNWorkbook:Split Editions Student’s Book + WorkbookPART A* (Units 0-8)PART B* (Units 9-17)Teacher’s Guide & Photocopiable resources, Exams, tests: ISBNQSE INTERMEDIATE (CEFR B1-B2)Student Book + CD1&CD2: ISBNWorkbook:PART A* (Units 0-9)PART B* (Units 10-18)Teacher’s Guide & Photocopiable resources, Exams, tests: ISBNQSE ADVANCED (CEFR B2-C1)Student Book & Workbook (combined)+ DVD: ISBNTeacher’s Guide and Photocopiable resources, Exams: ISBNStudent’s Audio CD: ISBNExam Practice Audio CD (CAE, IELTS, IGCSE): ISBN* Books without CDs
53 QSE - where to get QSELocal editions published in: Brazil, Egypt, Finland, Greece, Italy, Japan, Korea, TurkeyDistributors and stockists in over 35 other countries (contact details on website)
54 QUICK SMART ENGLISH Common European Framework based Four-skills practice and three-level courseTopical and motivating speaking materialsInternational ESOL exam compatibilityNEW 2012: Smart English A2 Elementary